The first order of business is using thumbtacks to hang your fabric temporarily. Next, you will apply a thin coat of starch directly to the material using a clean paint roller. You can use a wallpaper smoothing tool to eliminate creases and bubbles. Afterward, let your new feature wall dry overnight. Next, pull out the tacks and remove excess fabric along the ceiling and corners with a box cutter. When it is time to switch things up, use water to dampen one of the fabric’s edges, and slowly peel off.
Find your focal point: Do not randomly select a wall to highlight. The feature wall should be used to highlight the room’s existing focal point. For instance, the wall where the mantel sits, or even where the TV is, makes for a good feature wall. The wall behind the headboard in a bedroom is also ideal. The point is that the eye should be drawn to one spot and if the feature wall is anywhere other than the focal area, the eye will not have a place to rest. Let the room’s architecture be your guide.
Whether you want to make a drastic change to your home design or add a subtle upgrade, a feature wall could be just the thing you need. Feature walls give your indoor or outdoor spaces a decorative focal point and they can completely transform the style of your house without the huge expense of redecorating an entire room. Because they are such an inexpensive way to make a difference, it’s a great weekend project so let’s take a look at 40 different feature wall ideas.
Say hello to all those photos you’ve been storing on your hard drive or phone. A photo collage wall is a perfect way to share and relive your cherished memories while creating an enviable accent wall. To keep your collage from looking dated, choose two or three colors of frames that complement each other and mix texture and size. Lay your frames out on the floor and arrange until you’re happy, then replicate the arrangement on the wall. Plus: How to Hang Anything Straight and Level
Need to up your bedroom’s pizzazz? An accent wall is the feature for you. Whether you’re using slats to form a tropical rainforest, oscillating colors to create a pastel rainbow or using rough stone materials to convey the aura of the ancients, there’s an accent wall to fit every sleeping space’s needs. Don’t have the luxury of changing your façade? Use clever wall sconces or a standing light to create the mood of your dreams. On a tight budget? Use a piece of art to bring your décor to the next level. Take a peek through our top 44 accent walls.